May 14, 2021

Growing Ventilation Demand Drives HVAC Industry Trends

As the economy begins to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commercial HVAC industry is evolving to meet increased air quality and ventilation requirements from customers. Meanwhile, demand for ventilation solutions will continue to rise in the months ahead. Industry Outlook During Q1, school systems drove demand for HVAC and ventilation equipment. Instead of an expected lull during the first few months of the year, there has been robust activity in the educational sector. This may be caused by school systems moving forward on jobs that had been previously approved but were postponed in 2020 because of...

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April 22, 2021

Air Conditioner Settings – What’s The Best Temperature For Coolness And Efficiency?

Summer is almost here, and if you’re like most people in Frederick County, you’re going to use your air conditioner to stay cool but the big question is what’s the best temperature that you should set your thermostat at for coolness and energy efficiency? Here are several tips to follow that will help you with finding the best solution for everyone in your home. 1. Set Your AC At A Comfortable Temperature  Like Goldilocks’s porridge, this temperature is just right – not so cold that it wastes electricity (and money), but not so hot your home feels like a sauna....

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June 12, 2020

Tips For A Comfortable Summer

Before the advent of home air conditioning systems, the best you could do as summer temperatures climbed outside was to open windows and turn on a fan. Nowadays, you have multiple options for cooling your home depending on your budget and lifestyle. Use Central Air Conditioning For A More Comfortable Summer A common option for many homes in North America, central air conditioning systems are integrated with furnaces to provide cooling throughout your home during the summer months. Refrigerant circulates through a coil in your supply duct work to remove heat from your air and provide cool air to your...

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June 5, 2020

Summer Is Almost Here, It’s Time for An Air Conditioner Tune Up

The weather is warming up across Frederick County and that can only mean one thing, summer is almost here and you should make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the warm weather ahead. With the arrival of summer we’re going to see many more days of temperatures in the triple digits, this is why you should get your air conditioner tuned up in time for summer. Don’t Wait Until Something Breaks On Your Air Conditioner Sadly, some people reading this article may wait to call an HVAC professional until something breaks, and their HVAC unit needs repair. This...

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March 24, 2020

Tips for getting your air conditioner ready for summer

With summer fast approaching, more Frederick County residents will be using their air conditioners than ever before because air conditioning directly affects the quality of our lives here. The good news about using an air conditioner during the summer months in Frederick is that your energy bills don’t have to go up each time that you use it. You keep your bills low if you follow these preventative maintenance tips. Tip #1 – Change Your Air Filter Every One to Three Months Depending on how often you use your air conditioner this summer, you may need to change your air...

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January 24, 2020

Tips for Choosing A New Central Air Conditioner

What the freon phase-out in full effect, most homeowners in the Frederick area, and across the United States, are having to deal with the reality of not being able to cost-effectively repair their older model air conditioners this year. As freon becomes less and less readily available, it makes more sense for every homeowner or business owner in the Frederick area to consider replacing their older model central air conditioner with a newer system. If you’ve been thinking about replacing your central air conditioner, this article will provide you with several tips that you can use for choosing the right...

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October 1, 2019

Pros and Cons of Different Heating Systems

Consistently cool temperatures are right around the corner. Have you been thinking about getting a new heating system but aren’t sure which is the best? If so, we’d like to share some of the pros and cons of the different heating systems.  Natural Gas Pros – This is the most cost-effective type of heat that you can have and it warms the house well. It also burns cleaner than other fossil fuels releasing about 30% less carbon dioxide than oil into the environment. Lastly, there is also an abundant supply of natural gas. Cons –  It doesn’t have the warmest...

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September 5, 2019

Condition Your Cave!

Football season is finally here! For us in Maryland, that means cooler temps, less humidity and a reason to stay in our man caves! Whether your man cave is the room over the garage, a room in the basement or the extra room that no one likes to be in because it’s way too cold in the winter and way too hot in the summer, you’ve scored! You have a dedicated place for all of the things your wife won’t let you display in the house and a place for you to have fun with the guys or even pout...

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August 26, 2019

Now Dave’s Cooling & Heating

You’ve seen that our name has changed but you may be asking yourself why! Thirteen years ago, Dave and Diana Scurto started a company based on their experience and expertise. The company was founded on basic principles of a quality, streamlined, customer-service company, providing complete satisfaction through technical competence. At the time, they called the company Dave’s Mechanical Services, which you formerly knew it as. It made sense at the time considering the term mechanical services is technically used for any building service that uses machines such as plumbing, elevators, escalators and heating and air conditioning systems. As the business...

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August 8, 2019

DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance – How to Solve Hot Spots in Your Home

Does one or more rooms in your home feel hotter than others on some days during the summer? In this article, we will provide you with some basic tips that you can use to get started with eliminating hot spots in your home. Tip #1 – Check Your Vents One reason why some of the rooms in your home may feel warmer than others during the summer months could be due to the fact that one or more of those rooms has a closed or blocked vent. This can happen especially if you have small children or pets that lay...

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